Development and Application of Explainable Detection of Fake News using Deep Learning and Human Factors

Dongwon Lee

Sponsoring Agency
National Science Foundation


In recent years, to mitigate the problem of fake news, computational detection of fake news has been studied, producing some promising early results. While important, however, we argue that a critical missing piece of the study be the explainability of such detection, i.e., why a particular piece of news is detected as fake. In this project, therefore, we study the explainable detection of fake news. We develop a sentence-comment co-attention sub-network to exploit both news contents and user comments to jointly capture explainable top-$k$ check-worthy sentences and user comments for fake news detection.

Research Area
Artificial Intelligence and Big Data
Privacy and Security